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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kəˈlæps/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kəˈlæps/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kə laps)

Inflections of 'collapse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
collapses
v 3rd person singular
collapsing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
collapsed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
collapsed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

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WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Verb: fall down or give way
Synonyms:
fall down, fall , cave in, subside , give , give out, give way, drop , deflate, crumple, crumble , break , break down, topple, come crashing down, come down
Sense: Verb: fail
Synonyms:
fail , fold (informal), fall through (informal), come to nothing, go bankrupt, go to the wall (informal), go belly-up (informal), go under (informal), go broke (informal), hit the skids (informal), be unsuccessful, be a failure, come to naught, come to nought (UK), go tits-up (UK, vulgar, slang), close , go out of business
Sense: Noun: breakdown
Synonyms:
breakdown, destruction , cave-in, fall , disintegration, ruination, depression , falling down
Sense: Noun: mental breakdown
Synonyms:
mental breakdown, nervous breakdown, breakdown, burnout, crackup (informal), freak-out (informal), meltdown (informal), depression , depressive illness
Sense: Noun: failure
Synonyms:
failure , undoing, downfall , nosedive, crash , defeat , dip , bankruptcy , slump (informal), flop (informal), wreck , fail (slang)
Sense: Noun: faint
Synonyms:
faint , blackout , dizzy spell, swoon (dated)
Sense: Verb: faint
Synonyms:
faint , slump , lose consciousness, have a breakdown, have a nervous breakdown, pass out (informal), black out (informal), flake out (informal), keel over (informal), swoon (dated)

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